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Free information event for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities and their carers can find out about support services in County Durham at a free event next week.

The Fulfilling Lives market stall and networking day, organised by Durham County Council, takes place at New College, Durham, on Thursday, 26 October from 10am to 3pm.

Lee Alexander, Durham County Council’s head of adult care, said: “Fulfilling Lives aims to promote better lives for people who have learning disabilities and their carers.

“As well as providing information on a variety of services, it gives attendees the chance to network, stay connected and have their say.

“We would encourage people with learning disabilities from around the county and the wider region to come along to what promises to be a very informative event.

“Carers are equally welcome, particularly as there will be a variety of events and activities aimed specifically at them.”

The event will see a number of special events and activities including a Play Your Cards Right-style look at diabetes prevention and the launch of a new learning disability wallet card for County Durham.

It will also include the seventh meeting of the County Durham Adult Learning Disabilities Engagement Forum, with a section specifically aimed at carers.

There will be a range of stalls and interactive games focusing on issues such as activities in the community, health, education, sports and staying safe as well as a new deaf and blind zone.

There will also be a free prize draw.

By Emily